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New RSA Solutions To Help Bring Faster Incident Response That’s Better Aligned to Business Risk

New Software Solutions Add IT Asset Level Business Context and Advanced Incident Management to the RSA Security Analytics Platform

Story Highlights

  • RSA announced three new software solutions designed to help Security Operations Centers (SOCs) better prioritize and manage security incidents according to their potential impact to the business.
  • RSA Advanced Incident Management for Security (AIMS) software can help add a broader incident management layer to RSA® Security Analytics to effectively track progress and engage key business stakeholders during a security incident investigation.
  • RSA Asset Criticality Intelligence (ACI) engineered to provide business context of IT assets to security teams, to prioritize response based on the business value of the asset.
  • RSA Data Discovery for Security Analytics designed to provide information risk intelligence and can identify sensitive data in complex IT environments to help determine potential severity of breaches and further prioritize incident response.
RSA CONFERENCE 2013 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 25, 2013 - 

RSA, the Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced three new solutions for Security Operations Centers (SOCs) and the recently announced RSA® Security Analytics platform.  The newly released RSA® Advanced Incident Management for Security (AIMS), RSA® Asset Criticality Intelligence (ACI) and RSA® Data Discovery for Security Analytics software solutions are designed to provide organizations with deep context and content awareness of IT assets to help security analysts prioritize and focus threat and incident management. 

The combination of these solutions with the RSA Security Analytics platform is engineered to provide unmatched solution breadth and depth and helps enable organizations to become more proactive, targeted and effective in critical asset protection, threat detection and incident response.

Today’s IT environments are more fluid and complex than ever.  Security teams are faced with a flood of alerts and indicators across hundreds or thousands of devices and massive volumes and varieties of applications and information types. To effectively defend their enterprises, security teams must be able to prioritize their efforts based on the business risk related to the potential incidents they track.

To achieve these goals security teams must not just employ better security analytics to help identify advanced threats, but also must  have the tools and  threat intelligence to understand which security alerts represent the highest risk to the business, and what assets require the greatest protection.  It’s also critical to involve the right business stakeholders in the incident management process and provide them greater visibility into the organization’s overall security posture.

RSA’s new solutions are expressly designed to align the efforts of the security and business teams to better protect the critical assets of an organization.  Built on the proven architectures of the RSA Archer® Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) platform and RSA® Data Loss Prevention (DLP) suite, these new solutions combine with the RSA Security Analytics platform to help next generation Security Operations Centers address multiple dimensions of advanced threats.

Along with these new solutions, RSA is also releasing the latest  version of RSA Archer® Threat Management 4.0 software that is designed to prioritize security projects based on risk and threat scores by aggregating and fusing threat intelligence feeds with vulnerability scan results from multiple sources.

Executive Quote:

Amit Yoran, Senior Vice President, RSA Security Management & Compliance

“Prioritizing the security alerts that have the most potential risk to the organization is critical in ensuring maximum protection for sensitive assets and information.  These new solutions are designed to provide the much needed business context and advanced workflows for security investigations that help in this prioritization process. We built these new solutions on the proven RSA Archer GRC platform, which not only makes them very functional out-of-the-box but also helps organizations already using RSA Archer technology to extract more value out of their GRC investments.”

Industry Analyst Quote:

Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates

“Traditional approaches to identifying critical IT assets and prioritizing security incidents are not efficient and most times security teams and business groups remain siloed.  The new solutions from RSA can help align the efforts of security and business groups in order to be more efficient and better address the security incidents and threats that have the biggest potential to impact the business.”

Availability:

RSA Data Discovery for Security Analytics and RSA Archer Threat Management 4.0 software is immediately available. The RSA Asset Criticality Intelligence (ACI) and RSA Advanced Incident Management for Security (AIMS) software will be generally available in March 2013.

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About RSA

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk and compliance management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance, and securing virtual and cloud environments.

Combining business-critical controls in identity assurance, encryption & key management, SIEM, Security Analytics, Data Loss Prevention and Fraud Protection with industry-leading GRC capabilities and robust consulting services, RSA brings visibility and trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.EMC.com/RSA.

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing.  Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

Press Contacts

Kevin Kempskie
RSA, The Security Division of EMC
(617) 413-4333
kevin.kempskie@rsa.com

EMC, RSA and Archer are either trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies.

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the filings of EMC Corporation, the parent company of RSA, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC and RSA disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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